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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday morning that 'coups have no place in our region and are doomed to fail.'

Zarif said in his twitter post that 'Turkish people's brave defense of democracy and their elected government proves that coups have no place in our region and are doomed to fail.'

Iranian foreign minister had said earlier in his first twitter post on Saturday morning that he feels concern over latest developments in Turkey.

'Stability, democracy and safety of Turkish people are paramount. Unity and prudence are imperative,' he added.

The statements released shortly after a group of Turkish military forces announced Friday night that they have seized power in that country.

In the meantime, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani had also expressed his concern over latest developments in Turkey in separate message.

Shamkhani said that Iran is 'carefully and worriedly monitoring latest developments in Turkey and believes that instability will damage people's security and peace.'

According to dispatches, Turkey's military said on Friday it had seized power, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attempted coup would be put down.

'We will overcome this,' Erdogan said, speaking by mobile phone to the Turkish sister station of CNN.

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